HONOLULU -- A new full-service spa is scheduled to open in this
city's largest shopping mall, Ala Moana Center.
Malama, an Aveda Lifestyle Salon Spa, is scheduled to open Nov.
17 on the third floor, next door to the Neiman Marcus store.
Ala Moana Center is high on the list for most Oahu visitors who
are interested in shopping. It is located across from Ala Moana
Park on the fringes of Waikiki.
The 5,000-square-foot spa is the latest in a spa craze that hit
In August, the Hyatt Regency Maui opened a spa, and a new spa
opened at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki last spring.
Spas are on the way in Waikiki at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and
the Hilton Hawaiian Village's Kalia Tower, which will open next
"We felt that people shopping at the mall will want to take some
time off and get a massage or a body treatment," said company
controller Kevin Young.
Young said the company is not alone in its desire to put a spa
in Ala Moana Center.
Five other companies were looking for space to open a spa at the
time Malama secured its space, said Young.
Owner Mary Suiter clearly is aiming at visitors who shop at the
"Our staff are not only Aveda-trained, but they also have the
aloha spirit, which will make your visit to Malama the best part of
your Hawaiian vacation," Suiter said in a message on the company's
Malama means to care for or nurture in Hawaiian.
Hair cuts at the spa will range in price from $38 to $125.
Massages start at $80, and facials begin at $50 each.
The spa will offer four kinds of facials, including a
Gentleman's Facial; makeup; hair tinting; waxing; body care with
names like the Himalayan Rejuvenation Treatment and the Smoothing
Body Polish, and seven kinds of massage, including the La Stone Hot
Rock Massage and the Maternity Massage for pregnant women.
The spa will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through
Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
Drop-in visits are accepted, but reservations are
For more information, call Malama an Aveda Lifestyle Salon Spa
at (808) 988-0101.
The Web address is www.avedahawaii.com.